Bocouture, also known as Xeomin, contains Clostridium Botulinum neurotoxin type A. This is the same active ingredient in other products such as Botox and Dysport. However, Bocouture has been purified to remove complexing proteins, which means it is less likely to cause an immune reaction. If the body does not have an immune reaction, it will not produce antibodies that make the drug less effective over time. For this reason, many doctors switch to Bocouture when Botox starts to become less effective after many uses, sometimes called “Botox burnout.”
Bocouture is a freeze-dried white powder contained in a single-use glass vial. The product comes with a product information leaflet.
Some types of wrinkles and creases form with repeated facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning. As the muscles related to these facial expressions contract they can start to form wrinkles on the skin’s surface. When you inject Bocouture into your patient’s facial muscles, it prevents acetylcholine from delivering signals from the nerves to the muscles, temporarily paralyzing the muscles. With the muscles paralyzed after a Bocouture injection, they cannot contract to form creases and wrinkles and the appearance of the wrinkles gradually diminishes.